Charity

I’m Officially a Money Coach :)

August 1, 2014
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Yup, as of last night I officially became a money coach after having my first (paid) session with a client :) And as you can probably assume ‘cuz we’re all money nerds here, it was fun as shit to help her, haha… You think looking over your own money is fun, try diving into another person’s world! I had been playing with this idea of […]

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“Would You Go Out and Buy It Again?”

June 2, 2014
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Hidey-ho neighbors! Welcome to Monday – the best day to hustle and get your mind right :) I thought we’d continue sharing some tricks we have up our sleeves, and add it to the awesome list we’ve been accumulating over the past few months… One day I’ll put these all on a single page for y’all to peruse and save as a resource, but for […]

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It’s #GivingTuesday!

December 3, 2013

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and SexyTime Saturday is over (oh sorry, did you  miss that one? ;)), it’s time to get back to what this Thanksgiving time was REALLY supposed to be all about – giving, over getting. So when my friend Nate told me about this new day that’s really taking off, I couldn’t pass on the chance to participate and […]

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4 Non-Financial Ways to Help the Homeless

April 4, 2013
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(Guest post by Jenna of Beyond The Bridge, PDX) I live in Portland, Oregon. The highest homeless population in the U.S. I volunteer with a group of awesome people on mission to serve this community, but I have a secret to tell: I don’t give money to our guests. (That is what we call the homeless we serve) Personally, I struggle with the belief that, […]

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Is Rogaine Worth It?

July 24, 2012
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(Guest post by Charlie while J$ reads The Millionaire Next Door to his baby ;)) I suffer from what people call male pattern balding. My grandpa was completely bald by age 30, my dad is 59 now and doing everything he can to “comb over” the problem, and then there is me. I’m 35 and I’ve still got a lot of “crops” left on the […]

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The Love Drop “Highlights” Video!

February 18, 2012

We put together a 4 min clip of the entire year of Love Drop :)  When all was said and done, we helped 12 families with over $90,000 worth of goods and services and money – all through the simple power of micro-giving.  Pretty incredible. This goes out to each and every one of you who participated and made our project successful – THANK YOU! […]

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Your Mission This Weekend: Get Those Last Minute Tax Deductions!

December 30, 2011
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Maaaaaan, can you believe it’s already the end of 2011??  What a freakin fast year!  And of course, we can’t close it out without us personal finance bloggers having some last words on tax deductions ya know ;)  It’s part of our jobs! So if you’ve been putting off all those clothes/money donations this whole year, it’s time to pay attention.  You’ve got 2 whole […]

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The End of Love Drop. (And One Last Request)

December 6, 2011

Hi guys :)  I’m not sure who’s still around from the beginning of our launch of Love Drop (our philanthropy project where we help one family a month through micro-giving, and then film the whole thing when we surprise them at their house), but after a ton of consideration we’ve decided to wrap it up at the end of December. At least the way we […]

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Food Stamps to $75,000 in Seven Days

November 4, 2011
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(This is a guest post from my boy, Nate St. Pierre, who shares a secret with us that I only found out myself just a few weeks ago. Treat him well! :)) On August 15th, I was living in Wisconsin, using food stamps to pay for my meals, and renting a house I’d only lived in for about six weeks. Seven days later I signed […]

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Your Mission This Weekend…

September 23, 2011

In the spirit of all things awesome, I thought we’d dedicate this post (and weekend) to doing something GOOD for each other if you’re up for the challenge :)  This world is full of so much garbage and hate, that for once I’d like to hear about some random acts of KINDNESS going on in our own little circles of life. Can you imagine the power […]

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The Peruvian Chicken Party

June 8, 2011

(This is a Guest Post by mi amigo at Finanzas Personales Para Todos, a Peruvian personal finance blog. We met up for lunch one day while he was visiting the States, and we had some good conversations about blogging, families, and cultures. But when he started talking about these “Polladas” I kept wanting to learn more.  I hadn’t ever heard of them before, but I […]

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Sometimes You Just Have to Ask

June 2, 2011

If there’s one thing that’s REALLY hit home for me lately, it’s the power of asking for what you want. I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how awesome it is when you get into the right mindset like that! If all you get out of this post today is to ask for stuff more often, I will consider my work done here :) It […]

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Our Project Hits The News!!

April 22, 2011

How crazy is that?? A little seed that gets planted in the head one day becomes reality :) Sooooo proud of our entire Love Drop Team, they have the heart and passion like no other. You guys are killing it!! Here’s the clip from CBS’ Channel 3 in Philly. W00T:             (Entire story can be found here: Charitable Giving On The Web) Our Project Hits The […]

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Meet This Month’s Love Drop Family

April 10, 2011

If you’re interested in joining our team, click here. We help 1 family a month going through a financially hard time, and at the end of the 4 weeks we show up on their doorstep (literally) and celebrate what our community did for them. This month, we rally behind the Kahlens :) (Click here if you can’t see the video) Meet This Month’s Love Drop […]

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